25314Re: canteen cracks
- Jun 3, 2005Scott,
While parafin wax could be used, there are some problems. Parafin
wax should be melted only in double boilers, not heated in pan directly
over heat source. There is a real fire danger, as it can ignite easily
compared to bees wax. Also, parafin wax can be really messy, e.g. never
dump any down a sink or drain as it will clog up and nearly impossible
I've used bees wax for the purpose you mention. It has worked well
for sealing, and safer to work with than parafin.
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, Scott McDonald <smcd@c...> wrote:
> How exactly does one seal up one's wood canteen. Mine has two
> hairline cracks. I've been told to melt bees wax slosh it around and
> pour out the excess. Will parafin(sp) do as a substitute?
> Scott McD.
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